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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 1, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 13 concerts that I am glad I was at .

I'm going to see #4 on your list next week here at the UW. My wife is friends with the organist - and she rocks!

http://www.meany.org/tickets/?prod=5022

If I could get her to play in my JGB tribute band that would be most awesome - but alas, not a Dead fan and w/o a portable instrument. I've thought of doing some recording sessions at the church where she plays, they have a huge pipe organ that sounds amazing - my wife sings in the Gregorian Choir at the church so I get to hear that organ played quite a bit.

One of my Favorite nights of music was seeing BB King and Willie Dixon at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Willie was soooooo cool in a Tux, Top Hat and cane. He did a great version of Wang Dang Doodle.

I saw the Dead Kennedys numerous time at the Mabuhay Gardens in SF which is directly across the street from the Stone where I saw the JGB equally numerous times...being 20 and living in the SF bay area was a dream come true.

12/30/1980 was a big day for me...first Dead show...that was all it took. Deadhead from the word drop. I was already an avid experimentor with with the doors of perception by that time- so it was a natural match made in heaven...to say the least.

s far as other rock artists go - The Who put on a decent show in '79, enjoyed standing on my chair screaming like a maniac...the crowd actually booed the opening act off the stage. CSN put on an incredible show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley one summer - I saw them again later that same year and they SUCKED! The Moody Blues were pretty good even in 1982.

Tom Principato...I saw this guy at a night club in Atlanta in the 80's and it made me wonder how did SRV get so poular while guys like this stayed in the club circuits? http://www.tomprincipato.com/

Sun Ra was the original space man, his early non-electric "feedback" sounds still amaze me.